We had a fantastic school tour to Eagle’s flying in Ballymote- it was definitely one of the highlights of our school year!
This term we have been reading the novel The Butterfly lion by Michael Murpurgo. In Art we painted these beautiful lions inspired by the artist Leroy Neiman. We love how the bold colours brighten up the entrance to our classroom!
For our tour this year we had: a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, a Magic Show and a PIZZA PARTY!
It was SO MUCH fun!
We learned all about the life cycle of a butterfly in S.E.S.E. We got to watch our own butterflies change from caterpillars – chrysalis – butterflies in the classroom. Once they changed into butterflies we got to release them in the park. Ms. Golden let us play in the playground after.
In Science, we had great fun exploring static electricity. We learnt about how static electricity is created and looked at the different parts of an atom. We then carried out some experiments to investigate the effects of static electricity using a balloon. As you can see from the pictures below, we had some pretty hair raising results! We also discovered that when we rubbed the balloon on our hair it could pick up pieces of paper.
This month we wished a happy 6th birthday to Conor, Hannah Lee, Rosie and Fionn. We sang Happy Birthday to them and they all received a birthday certificate and a prize 😀😀😀
This month our Aistear theme was The Airport. Covid 19 wasn’t going to stop Junior Infants going on holidays ✈️😊✈️😊✈️😊✈️
We played the suitcase game where we practised taking turns and choosing items suitable for holidays in cold and warm countries.
Exploring our theme at the Small world station. The children got the chance to fly planes, helicopters and jumbo jet. ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️
Designing uniforms for the flight attendants 👩✈️👨✈️👮👮♀️
This week’s art lesson with our student teacher, Ms Golden was a circus themed paint lesson!
Each of the children painted their own clown character using a variety of colours and achieved different tones and shades by mixing their colours with white and black. When the paintings were dry, the clowns were very carefully cut out and paste onto a bright, colourful A3 page. For the finishing touch, each pupil added some wool as hair 🙂
Deciding to do things a little different, we decided not to use paint trays, newspaper or paper plates minimising the amount of water and waste after the lesson. Instead, the paint was carefully applied directly onto the tables.
What a shock to the pupils!!! They thought the teacher’s were crazy blobbing paint directly onto the clean desks.
They really enjoyed this alternative to trays and plates and overall it worked out much better and was surprisingly very easy and quick to clean up, with very little mess!